Category Archives: Food

Scholar Fierce: Food in Italy

I must say… I love food. I like eating it, talking about it, cooking it, learning about it. I was so excited to get to Italy because I thought pasta (eh, maybe), gelato (I tried it), but panna cotta. That … Continue reading

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Scholar Fierce: Boston Evening, Italian Nights

I tend to not have difficulty traveling alone. However, long flights are not for the faint of heart or the weary in body or spirit. I got to the Florence hotel safely and all – after meeting so many members … Continue reading

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Scholar Fierce: Thinking About Europe

When I was younger, I heard about this mysterious thing called “backpacking through Europe.” It sounded so fascinating, seeing all sorts of interesting things, traipsing all around, eating yummy food. I gave up on part of that dream once I … Continue reading

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Episodes of the Epicurean: Snacks

Today, I’m going to talk about the word that seems to flummox any person interested in healthy eating: the S word. Snack. I am a serial snacker. I enjoy sitting in front of the television with a bag of one … Continue reading

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Episodes of the Epicurean: Adventures in Portion Control

This week, a friend challenged me to think more substantively about portion control. As an act of solidarity, I committed to portion control for dinner. Mostly, I succeeded. Especially since we’re only counting dinner. I have trouble figuring out how … Continue reading

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Episodes of the Epicurean: In Search of the “Perfect” Caloric Day

One of the reasons I gave up on this journey so often before is because it used to feel like every day I had a setback. A lunch with the wrong amount of simple carbs. A dinner with desert and … Continue reading

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Episodes of the Epicurean: Paying Attention to the Dial

Last time I blogged about eating, I received a really encouraging reaction from people. I got lots of encouragement about how much this really weighs on people’s minds. I think one of the most memorable was a phone convo where … Continue reading

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Episodes of the Epicurean: Week 1

While on corticosteroids, as a young woman, I quickly learned to distrust my hunger. Most pervasive cultural messages told me to eat less, diet more, and consider food within a binary of good and bad. Especially if I was to … Continue reading

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Intellectual Leftovers

So, I just finished writing a piece. I’m excited to report that it is ready for peer review among my immediate circle. That is, once they’re done commenting and I make revisions, it will be ready to head to a … Continue reading

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Shade Throwing and Hand Holding; or Shadows Uplifted

It is the eve of the school year and my syllabus is all planned out. Over the course of the semester I will grade seven short assignments, one midterm, two final papers, and maybe a thesis or two. Most of … Continue reading

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